29 May '15, 7am

The McConaghy Trimaran Is Like a Beach House on the Water

The Tri60 is a recent concept from the drawing boards of Australia’s McConaghy Boats and BMT Asia Pacific. The Tri60 follows the successful launch of McConaghy’s 142-foot Adastra in 2012. But the two trimarans are more like distant cousins than siblings. Adastra is wildly contemporary, with sleek fighter-jet-like wings on either side of its ultra-slender hull. The Tri60, by contrast, looks like a beach house on the water or, looking down from above, an eagle’s head with a long slender beak. The Tri60 design is unusual because, instead of two outer pontoons running the length of the centerline hull, the side appendages look more like outriggers on a Polynesian canoe. The designers wanted to take advantage of the wide interior space and the enhanced stability and performance inherent to trimarans. According to the designers, the Tri60’s main saloon has about the same width a...

Full article: http://robbreport.com/boating-yachting/mcconaghy-trimaran...

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